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Student digs?

image080Now here’s a novel (and probably unintended) way to attract student business -  Whilst the rest of the UK “swings” its way through 1967, Martins goes back to basics, and opens a university branch in what looks like one room student accommodation, right next to the Amalgamated Engineering Union!

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1968 Bradford Map Geographia 4CB2

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To be fair, the university building programme of the 1960s forces all banks to think on their feet and find new outlets from which the valuable student banking market can be wooed.  sp1

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Image © Barclays Ref: 30/358

 

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By the end of the 1960s the Bank has nine university branches, housed under a variety of building styles. York University Branch starts life as one of the mobile branch caravans in the grounds of the University.   At Bradford however, let’s hope the more left-wing students do actually approve of having a bank account…

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Branch Images © Barclays Ref: 0030/0358

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

11-04-20 Bradford University

Sub to 11-04-20 Bradford

2 Claremont Great Horton Road Bradford 7 Yorkshire

612 leeds

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Bradford 23238

No Nightsafe

Mr J A McGregor Manager (Bradford)

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1967

15 December 1969

19 April 1973

opened by Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-11-94 Bradford Tyrrel Street

Closed

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